GPL3 Panel

GENERAL

This innovative and valuable panel by the Great Plains Laboratory (GPL) provides an excellent and accurate description of the patient's overall health in regards to their metabolism, vitamins and mineral levels, food allergies and metal toxicity. Testing for organic acids, IgG's, food allergies and metals is crucial to detect any malfunctioning within the body.

With the GPL3 panel, no blood draw is required. Included in the panel are:

ORGANIC ACIDS TEST

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) provides a metabolic "snapshot" based on the products the body discards through the urine. These small, discarded organic acid molecules are byproducts of human cellular activity, the digestion of foods, and the metabolism of gastrointestinal flora. The Organic Acids Test includes 74 urinary metabolites, including 9 yeast markers, 8 bacterial markers, 3 oxalate markers, 3 Glycolytic cycle markers, 6 Krebs cycle markers, 7 eurotransmitter markers, 1 folate metabolism markers, 8 fatty acid oxidation markers, 8 vitamin markers, 3 indicators of detoxification, 14 Amino Acid metabolites and 1 bone metabolite. This makes it the most comprehensive Organic Acids test available anywhere.

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IGG DRIED BLOOD SPOT - FOOD ALLERGIES

IgG (immunoglobulin G) testing is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets in many chronic conditions. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders often suffer from IgG food allergies. IgG Food allergies do not usually release histamine but cause inflamation and elevated C-reactive protein. The 93 foods tested in the IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida can identify problem foods so they can be eliminated from the patient's diet.

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METALS HAIR

The metals test is important for measuring toxic metals that can impede development and normal brain functioning, as well as measuring levels of minerals essential for normal growth and good health. The results indicate levels of 39 toxic and essential elements, 5 ratios and includes an individualized interpretation.

Today, with increasing pollution levels, the presence of toxic metals in the environment is constantly growing. Chemical products, fertilizers, industrial paint, building materials, fish, silver dental fillings, and vaccines are just some of the sources of heavy metals in everyday life. Toxic metals may normally be present in the body in very low levels, but continuous exposure or metabolic abnormalities can cause accumulation of heavy metals in body tissues, and subsequently, in the brain.

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CLINICAL USEFULNESS

  • Evaluate energy production
  • Assess central nervous system function
  • Evaluate integrity of intestinal wall
  • Reveal high levels of GI yeast and bacteria
  • Detect nutritional and antioxidant deficiencies
  • Determine problems in fatty acid metabolism
  • Identify excess oxalate
  • Identifies possible food reactions that may be contributing to physical or mental symptoms.
  • Determine if metal toxicity or mineral deficiency is contributing to a disorder.
  • Monitor the effects of chelation (elimination of heavy metals from the body).

SPECIMEN REQUIREMENTS

Urine: 10 mL of first morning urine before food or drink is suggested. Patient should avoid apples, grapes (including raisins), pears, cranberries and their juices 24 hours prior to specimen collection.
Dried Blood Spot (DBS): Five full circles of dried blood on the protein saver card is required.
Hair: 0.25 grams (approximately 1 tablespoon) of hair is the absolute minimum. 1 gram is preferred.

Note: The elimination of a food will reduce the ability for our laboratory to detect antibodies (allergies) to that food.

CPT CODES

OAT

  • 82679
  • 82670
  • 82677
  • 84144
  • 84402
  • 82626
  • 82530*4

IgG

  • 82670
  • 84144
  • 84402
  • 82626
  • 82530*4

Metals Hair

  • 82670
  • 84144
  • 84402
  • 82626
  • 82530*2

TESTIMONIALS

"I believe the Great Plains IgG Food Allergy Test is a phenomenal tool that I have implemented in my practice on a daily basis to help treat patients for a wide variety of symptoms like headaches, IBS, fatigue, abdominal pain, dermatitis, hair loss, joint pain, acne, thyroid disorders, and vitamin deficiencies. I believe I am a better physician due to this testing transforming my ability to properly diagnose and treat patients effectively."

–Bridget, M.D.